Chet A. Wynne

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Chet A. Wynne
Chet Wynne.jpg
Wynne pictured in Univ. of Kentucky yearbook, 1936
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1898-11-23)November 23, 1898
Long Island, Kansas
Died July 17, 1967(1967-07-17) (aged 68)
Oak Park, Illinois
Playing career
1919–1921 Notre Dame
1922 Rochester Jeffersons
Position(s) Fullback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1923–1929 Creighton
1930–1933 Auburn
1934–1937 Kentucky
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1930–1933 Auburn
1933–1938 Kentucky
Head coaching record
Overall 74–59–8
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2 NCC (1925, 1927)
1 SoCon (1932)

Chester Allen "Chet" Wynne (November 23, 1898 – July 17, 1967) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head coach at Creighton University (1923–1929), Auburn University (1930–1933), and the University of Kentucky (1934–1937), compiling a career college football record of 74–59–8. Wynne was born in Long Island, Kansas. He played fullback at the University of Notre Dame from 1919 to 1921 and professionally for the Rochester Jeffersons of the National Football League (NFL) in 1922. At Auburn, Wynne tallied a 22–15–2 record, including a 9–0–1 mark in 1932, when his team won the Southern Conference title. He then coached at the Kentucky where he compiled a 20–19 record. At Kentucky, he also served as athletic director from 1933 to 1938.[1][2] Wynne died on July 17, 1967 at West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park, Illinois.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Creighton Bluejays (North Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1923–1927)
1923 Creighton 5–5 1–2 T–5th
1924 Creighton 6–1–2 3–1 3rd
1925 Creighton 6–3–1 3–0–1 T–1st
1926 Creighton 4–4–1 2–1–1 4th
1927 Creighton 6–1–1 2–0 T–1st
Creighton Bluejays (Missouri Valley Conference) (1928–1929)
1928 Creighton 3–5–1 2–1 2nd
1929 Creighton 2–6 0–3 5th
Creighton: 32–25–6 13–8–2
Auburn Tigers (Southern Conference) (1930–1932)
1930 Auburn 3–7 1–6 21st
1931 Auburn 5–3–1 3–3 T–8th
1932 Auburn 9–0–1 6–0–1 T–1st
Auburn Tigers (Southeastern Conference) (1933)
1933 Auburn 5–5 2–2 T–6th
Auburn: 22–15–2 12–11–1
Kentucky Wildcats (Southeastern Conference) (1934–1937)
1934 Kentucky 5–5 1–3 9th
1935 Kentucky 5–4 3–3 T–6th
1936 Kentucky 6–4 1–3 10th
1937 Kentucky 4–6 0–5 12th
Kentucky: 20–19 5–14
Total: 74–59–8
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stanley, Gregory Kent. Before Big Blue: Sports at the University of Kentucky, 1880-1940. University Press of Kentucky. p. 145. ISBN 978-0-8131-1991-5. 
  2. ^ Moyen, Eric A. (2011). Frank L. McVey and the University of Kentucky: A Progressive President and the Modernization of a Southern University. Lexington, Ky: University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 978-0-8131-2983-9. 
  3. ^ AP (July 18, 1967). "Chester Wynne Dies, Played Under Rockne". Southern Illinoisan. Carbondale, Illinois. p. 1. Retrieved September 10, 2016 – via Newspapers.com open access publication – free to read. 

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